Waitakere Man Finally Scores A Win

Who are you going to vote for? A party that has a "man ban" or a party led by a bloke who drinks beer?

Who are you going to vote for? A party that has a “man ban” or a party led by a bloke who drinks beer?

Not from Labour though, they are busily implementing a Man Ban.

Instead from researchers who have found that drinking beer is actually good for you.

Drinking a pint of beer a day could improve the health of your heart, research shows.

Scientists found blood flow to the heart improved within a couple of hours of polishing off two-thirds of a pint – and that the effect was more powerful than drinking a non-alcoholic equivalent.

Arteries became more flexible and blood flow improved within a couple of hours of drinking the equivalent of two-thirds of a pint.

But alcohol-free beer did not have the same powerful effect, the study found.

The findings, by researchers in Greece, support previous evidence that moderate beer consumption may protect against heart disease.

Some evidence suggests a pint a day may reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by up to 30 per cent.

But this is believed to be one of the first studies to look at what actually happens to the cardiovascular system immediately after a pint is downed. 

Refreshing to know that two-stroke is bad for you.

Scientists at Harokopio University in Athens recruited 17 non-smoking men aged in their late twenties and early thirties.

Each one had their cardiovascular health measured within an hour or two of drinking 400ml of beer – equivalent to just over two-thirds of a pint.

They later they had the same tests done after drinking the same amount of alcohol-free beer or a measure of vodka.

Researchers tested for endothelial function – a measure of how easily blood passes through major arteries – as well as aortic stiffness, a check designed to assess whether blood vessels are nice and relaxed or beginning to harden.

The results, published online in the journal Nutrition, showed all three drinks had some beneficial effect on the stiffness of arteries but beer had the greatest benefit.

In a report on their findings the researchers said: ‘Endothelial function was significantly improved only after beer consumption.’


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  • Elitist Tory

    I think the study should be conducted anywhere but Greece.
    If you get 17 Greeks in their late 20s/early30s together and measure their health OF COURSE they are going to be fit and well – it is not as if they have ever done any bloody work is it? haha!
    Were the study to be conducted amongst Waitakere Men the results may vary because the Westie blokes have a decade of hard work under their belt as well as beer.

  • williamabong

    This picture is the very essence of the problem for Labour, who would you vote for a party controlled by unionists that have never worked a day in a real job, and a bunch of pillow bitters and rug munchers, or a party run by a bloke that drinks his beer from a bottle with royalty whilst chucking red meat on a barbie, umm, ah, no contest really.

    • Agent BallSack

      And its a BBQ and no ones trying to knife the leader. But its a damn good representation about whats RIGHT about our PM.

      • Dave

        Fantastic example of leadership and delegation as well. That Genius of a PM even delegated the cooking to his Royal Highness so he could sink another stubbie – Should keep that man as PM for sure.

      • Bunswalla

        And best of all the unionists didn’t piss on the BBQ before stealing the Sky card, breaking all the TT bats and fucking off to the picket line.

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      Exactly. But NZ has a narrow gene pool. Putting two and two together is a stretch for a lot of people, but they’re at the bottom of the pile for a reason of course.

  • jcpry

    My wife was horrified when my cardiologist said that a glass of red wine each night had much the same effect as this. He also said the size of the glass didn’t matter.

  • 4077th

    I could have told them the same thing for nothing.

  • Agent BallSack

    Damn that beer looks good and its only 11am!

  • Get a grip

    17 Greeks drinking beer?
    Not exactly a game changer study.
    Now if it was 17,000 kiwis or Aussies or Germans or Belgians?????
    More meaningless dross for the media to get excited about

  • Hazards001

    As much as I love beer and fully support anything in favour of it I’d have to wonder who exactly this little study group was funded by? Wouldn’t have been a brewery would it? NAW…..never!

    Speaking of study groups on ZB news this morn there was some load of softcock drivel about a study regarding flowers and women. Who the F*CK is paying for this drivel?